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Cisco Duo warns that breach exposed phone numbers, phone carriers, metadata and other logs that could lead to downstream social engineering attacks.

NightVision, an early stage startup in the application security testing space, has raised $5.4 million in seed funding.

The Dark Angels (Dunghill) ransomware group claims to have stolen 1 Tb of data from Nexperia, which is investigating the incident.

Juniper Networks patches dozens of vulnerabilities in Junos OS, Junos OS Evolved, and other products.

ICS malware Fuxnet allegedly used by Ukrainian Blackjack group to disrupt industrial sensors and other systems belonging to a Moscow infrastructure firm.

Authorities in Australia and the US have arrested and charged two individuals for developing and selling the Hive RAT.

Former security engineer Shakeeb Ahmed was sentenced to prison for hacking and defrauding cryptocurrency exchanges.

Palo Alto Networks has started releasing hotfixes for the firewall zero-day CVE-2024-3400, which some have linked to North Korea’s Lazarus. 

The bill was approved on a bipartisan basis, 273-147, though it will still have to clear the Senate to become law.

A state-sponsored threat actor has been exploiting a zero-day in Palo Alto Networks firewalls for the past two weeks.

Financial terms of the translation were not disclosed but reports out of Tel Aviv valued the deal in the range of $350 million.

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Professional services company Slalom has appointed Christopher Burger as its first CISO.

Allied Universal announced that Deanna Steele has joined the company as CIO for North America.

Former DoD CISO Jack Wilmer has been named CEO of defensive and offensive cyber solutions provider SIXGEN.

Certificate lifecycle management firm Sectigo has hired Jason Scott as its CISO.

The State of Vermont has appointed John Toney as the state’s new CISO.

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Cisco Duo warns that breach exposed phone numbers, phone carriers, metadata and other logs that could lead to downstream social engineering attacks.

NightVision, an early stage startup in the application security testing space, has raised $5.4 million in seed funding.

The Dark Angels (Dunghill) ransomware group claims to have stolen 1 Tb of data from Nexperia, which is investigating the incident.

Juniper Networks patches dozens of vulnerabilities in Junos OS, Junos OS Evolved, and other products.

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Pareto Networks announced Daniel "Dan" Ryan, former executive vice president and general manager of McAfee's (MFE) network security business unit, will serve as CEO of the Cloud-based networking company.

Integration with QualysGuard Allows Sourcefire to Adapt Protection to Known Vulnerabilities on a Customer’s Network Sourcefire and Qualys today announced a product collaboration in which Sourcefire’s IPS (Intrusion Prevention System) will integrate with Qualys’ QualysGuard Vulnerability Management solution.

Snoop Dogg’s partnership with Symantec isn’t off to a great start. Just two days after announcing the “Hack is Wack” rap competition, the HackIsWack.com Web site was attacked. At the time of publishing, the site seems to be offline, likely to protect users from a reported cross site scripting attack discovered on Friday.

HP has won the heated bidding war for storage company 3Par, but Dell will take home $72 million from a break-up fee upon the termination of its merger agreement.Dell announced today that it will not increase its most recent proposal to acquire 3PAR, and that Dell has ended its discussions regarding a potential acquisition.

Heartland Payment Systems quietly issued a press release late Wednesday afternoon, announcing a settlement agreement with Discover Financial Services related to a 2008 data breach.Heartland will pay Discover $5 million as part of the settlement and the case is officially closed.On January 20, 2009 Heartland announced that a security breach had occurred in 2008, involving malicious software that compromised data within Heartland's network.

Verizon and VMware to Launch Enterprise-Class Hybrid Cloud Solution Verizon Business and VMware have announced a new enterprise-class hybrid cloud solution which the two claim will enable enterprises with vCloud-based infrastructure to move their applications to the cloud using existing IT configurations and applications, with no compromise in security or performance.

Fortinet released its August 2010 Threat Landscape report showing some interesting changes and shifts from previous months, with an interesting trend in “Do-It-Yourself” Botnet Kits gaining momentum and becoming a serious threat.

QualysGuard PCI 5.0 - New Dashboard and Interactive Workflows to Support New Approved Scanning Vendor Requirements Qualys upgraded its PCI compliance suite today with the release of QualysGuard PCI 5.0. The upgraded solution provides customers a simplified way to meet the latest Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) compliance requirements.

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Financial terms of the translation were not disclosed but reports out of Tel Aviv valued the deal in the range of $350 million.